Rutledge Wood

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Rutledge Wood
BornApril 22, 1980 (1980-04-22) (age 39)
Other namesBearded Lady, Rut, Conehead
OccupationAuto Racing Analyst
Known forCo-hosting Top Gear on History and being an analyst for NASCAR on NBC

Rutledge Wood (born April 22, 1980 in Birmingham, Alabama[1]) is an auto racing analyst employed by NBC.[2][3] Wood was one of three hosts for History's Top Gear along with Adam Ferrara and Tanner Foust, which premiered on November 21, 2010. Until 2013, he was one of the hosts for NASCAR Trackside. He was also the host of the Speed Road Tour Challenge in 2007. In 2013, Wood won the 2013 Long Beach Toyota Celebrity Race with Adam Carolla winning in the Pro Category who Wood says taught him the course.[4]

In Summer 2014 he started shooting the fifth season of Top Gear.[5] In May 2015, a new show called Lost in Transmission appeared with him as the host which focuses on him driving around his hometown in Georgia along with a friend of his fixing up old classic cars.



  1. ^ The Official Website of Rutledge Wood
  2. ^ Speed Blog Archived 2010-03-27 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ 3/8/2010. "Daytona". Retrieved 2010-11-28.
  4. ^ "Top Gear to have spin-off in US". BBC News. 2010-04-21. Retrieved 2010-11-28.
  5. ^ Tanner Foust [@TannerFoust] (11 March 2014). "@_BradDavis Should be pretty soon, we are shooting it now" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
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  7. ^ Southern and Hungry, retrieved 2017-10-17